Pa. Department of Health amends mask order for fully vaccinated people – WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.

AND NO NEW CASES IN JUNIATA COUNTY FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW. PENNSYLVANIA HAS CHANGED THE COMMONWEALTHS MASKING GUIDELINES TO SUPPORT THE LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CDC. TOTALLY VACCINATED PEOPLE DO NOT NEED MASKS OR SOCIAL DISTANCING, WHEN INSIDE WITH OTHER FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE. THEY ALSO DO NOT HAVE TO QUARANTINE FOLLOWING A KNOWN EXPOSURE, IF ASYMPTOMATIC. EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO WEAR A MASK, PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING, AND FOLLOW OTHER PREVENTION MEASURES WHEN VISITING UN-VACCINATED PEOPLE WHO ARE AT INCREASED RISK FOR SEVERE COVID-19 DISEASE, OR HAVE AN UN-VACCINATED HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WHO IS AT INCREASED RISK FOR SEVERE COVID-19 DISEA

Pa. Department of Health amends mask order for totally vaccinated people
WGAL News 8 coronavirus protection

Updated: 4:32 PM EDT Mar 22, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa.– The Pennsylvania Department of Health revealed Monday that it has modified the masking order for totally vaccinated people.Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam stated the change is to align with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the CDC, there are several activities that fully vaccinated individuals can resume at low danger to themselves, while being conscious of the prospective threat of transferring the infection to others.Those activities include: Visiting with other fully immunized people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.Visiting with unvaccinated people from a single home who are at low threat for serious COVID-19 illness inside your home without wearing masks or physical distancing.Refraining from quarantine and testing following a known direct exposure, if asymptomatic.Beam included that its crucial that totally immunized individuals continue to take preventative measures in public, such as using a mask, practicing social distancing, avoiding medium and large in-person events, getting tested if they experience COVID-19 symptoms, following guidance issued by companies, and following travel requirements and recommendations.Beam stated individuals who are totally vaccinated must likewise continue to use a mask, practice physical distancing and follow other prevention measures when visiting unvaccinated individuals who are at increased danger for extreme COVID-19 illness or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for extreme COVID-19 illness and when visiting unvaccinated people from several families.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Monday that it has amended the masking order for fully immunized people.Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam stated the change is to align with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.According to the CDC, there are a number of activities that totally vaccinated people can resume at low threat to themselves, while bearing in mind the possible threat of transmitting the infection to others.Those activities include: Visiting with other fully immunized people inside without wearing masks or physical distancing.Visiting with unvaccinated people from a single family who are at low danger for extreme COVID-19 illness indoors without using masks or physical distancing.Refraining from quarantine and testing following a known direct exposure, if asymptomatic.Beam included that its crucial that totally vaccinated people continue to take preventative measures in public, such as wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, avoiding medium and large in-person events, getting tested if they experience COVID-19 signs, following guidance released by employers, and following travel requirements and recommendations.Beam said people who are fully immunized ought to also continue to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and follow other prevention measures when checking out unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for extreme COVID-19 illness or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness and when going to unvaccinated individuals from multiple households.